The human factor side of video management systems Issue 8 2023, Leaderware, Editor's Choice, Surveillance A video management system (VMS) is central to, and the most vital element to any control room operation using CCTV as part of its service delivery, however, all too often, it is seen as a technical solution rather than an operational solution.
Get the basics right to win more business Issue 8 2023, ServCraft, Editor's Choice The barriers to entry in security are not high. More people are adding CCTV and fencing to their repertoire every year. Cowboys will not last long in a space where customers trust you with their safety.
South Africa shows a 1200% increase in deepfake fraud Issue 7 2023, News & Events Sumsub released its third annual Identity Fraud Report of the year, analysing identity fraud across industries and regions based on millions of verification checks across 28 industries and over 2 million fraud cases.
How hackers exploit our vulnerabilities Issue 7 2023, Information Security Distractions, multi-tasking, and emotional responses increase individuals’ vulnerability to social engineering, manipulation, and various forms of digital attacks; 74% of all data breaches included a human element.
The illusion of good intentions Issue 7 2023 The psychology of cyber criminals continues to be an intriguing aspect of discussions surrounding cybercrime. What cybercriminals do, particularly with ransomware, is neutralising perceptions of what they are doing by using business terminology.
Rapid rise in DNS attacks drives demand for new approach Issue 7 2023, Infrastructure As ransomware grows more sophisticated and DNS attacks become more frequent, businesses are increasingly trying to protect themselves by adopting innovative approaches and technologies to bolster the integrity and security of their backup systems.
South Africans play a role in becoming scam victims Issue 7 2023, Editor's Choice The South African fraud landscape is becoming increasingly risky as fraudsters and scammers look to target individuals with highly sophisticated scams, in an environment where it is becoming increasingly difficult for lawmakers and authorities to bring these criminals to justice.
Cyber threat anticipation Issue 7 2023, NEC XON, Information Security The ever-increasing number of sophisticated attacks on the horizon means organisations must evolve and adapt their cybersecurity strategies to protect their data, systems, and reputation.
Service orientation and attention to detail Issue 7 2023, Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice Lianne Mc Hendry evolved from working for an accounting firm to an accomplished all-rounder familiar with the manufacturing, distribution, and system integration aspects of the security industry value chain.
Harnessing the power of quantitative risk assessment Issue 7 2023, Information Security In an era where digital threats loom larger than ever, businesses need to pivot from merely defending against cyberattacks to building an infrastructure that can absorb and adapt to them.
Security measures to manage public unrest Issue 6 2023 In Q1 2023, South Africa experienced 692 protests and riots, up from 456 incidents in the first three months of 2022, according to research conducted by risk intelligence firm Verisk Maplecroft.
Securing road transport across Africa Issue 7 2023, Technews Publishing, Editor's Choice, Asset Management, Transport (Industry), Logistics (Industry) SMART Security Solutions spoke to Filipe de Almeida, the Portugal & Spain Regional TAPA EMEA Lead, and Massimo Carelle, the TAPA EMEA Africa Region Lead, about securing transport and logistics in hostile environments.
Over 3000 kidnappings reported in SA in three months Issue 6 2023, News & Events Kidnappings continue at an alarming rate in South Africa and CEO of Fidelity Services Group, Wahl Bartmann, warns the public not to be naïve about the profile of victims or kidnappers’ motivations.
[Sponsored] The role of PSiRA in the security industry Issue 7 2023, PSiRA (Private Security Ind. Regulatory Authority), News & Events The Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSiRA) was established in terms of Section 2 of the Private Security Industry Regulation Act (56 of 2001), which came into operation in 2002.
Securing the hybrid cloud is a balancing act Issue 6 2023, Infrastructure Advanced threat protection and overall cybersecurity management are often at the front and centre of an organisation’s approach to modernised cybersecurity, especially in hybrid cloud environments.
Mastering security awareness in the digital era Issue 6 2023, Training & Education Human error and lack of security awareness remain the first security threat. Companies must consider the importance of managing employee cyber risk and the significance of training and awareness programmes.
The business value of ChatGPT Issue 6 2023, Security Services & Risk Management Transparency, policy and integrity. It is critical for organisations to have a line of sight into processes and procedures that clearly define employee use cases when it comes to ChatGPT, says Lizaan Lewis, Head of the Legal Department at Altron Systems Integration.
BMS for smaller businesses Issue 6 2023, Security Services & Risk Management, Products & Solutions Small businesses can also benefit from tailored energy management solutions just like large corporations. Effective energy management is essential for more sustainable and efficient operations.